MY, oh my, how The Capitalist’s ears did prick up over the weekend on having a snatched peep at tycoon Richard Branson’s blog. “I have to announce that I have a new lady in my life,” Branson boasted, happily – before explaining that his lovely wife need not worry, because he’s talking about a yacht.<br /><br />The catamaran, Necker Belle – which will set you back a hefty $88,000 (£55,250) to charter when she eventually launches – has spent the past two years undergoing an extensive refit after being sold by her previous owner, a gentleman “who spent his fortune building her” (read, went bust).<br /><br />You’ve got to admire Branson’s unashamedly plugging of the yacht’s “tailor-made weekly charters”, though. Evidently even billionaire businessmen can use a little sales cunning sometimes.<br /><br /><strong>CARD SHARK</strong><br />It’s happened to the best of us when working the crowd at a party – suddenly deserted by a name on the tip of our tongue when confronted with a familiar face.<br /><br />But here’s an idea to prevent such embarrassing moments in the future, courtesy of Knight Frank partner Richard White. White, I hear, employs the unusual tactic of sketching pictures of his contacts on the back of the business cards he picks up – focusing, naturally, on a feature that stands out. Those conscious of sporting a large hooter should steer well clear.<br /><br /><strong>HEROES WELCOME<br /></strong>Finally, a huge thanks to our City readers who attended the Chefs for Heroes gala dinner on Friday evening at the Guildhall, to support Help for Heroes.<br />Chefs including Ainsley Harriott and Anton Mosiman turned up to grace the event, where over £120,000 was raised for the war veterans’ charity.